Mazembe edge out FUS to reach Confederation Cup final

first_img0Shares0000TP Mazembe players celebrate after a win in a past matchJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 22 – CAF Confederation Cup history repeated itself Sunday when TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo reached the final at the expense of FUS Rabat of Morocco.It was the second successive season in which Mazembe won and FUS lost at the semi-finals stage of the second-tier African club competition. Mazembe forced a 0-0 draw with FUS in Rabat to qualify 1-0 on aggregate having won the first leg in Lubumbashi last month through a Ben Malango goal, his sixth of the competition.Last year, both semi-finals were decided by away goals after 1-1 aggregate deadlocks with Mazembe eliminating Etoile Sahel of Tunisia and FUS falling to Mouloudia Bejaia of Algeria.Mazembe went on to trounce Bejaia in the final for a first Confederation Cup title after finishing runners-up to CS Sfaxien of Tunisia three years earlier.The “Ravens” will face Club Africain of Tunisia or SuperSport United of South Africa, who meet later Sunday, in the final with the first leg set for DR Congo on November 19.A record $1.25 million (about 1.1 million euros) first prize is up for grabs.FUS controlled the first half of the second leg with Mazembe surviving anxious moments from a Karim Benarif free-kick and a Hicham el Aroui cross.But after successfully defending the slender overall lead for an hour in the Moroccan capital, 10-time CAF title winners Mazembe became bolder.Winger Meschak Elia came off the bench in place of Zambian Rainford Kalaba and immediately threatened the Rabat outfit.Elia twice and Malango came close to scoring the goal that would have sewn up the tie instead of leaving it in the balance until the final whistle.Mazembe are the third club to reach successive Confederation Cup finals after FAR Rabat of Morocco (won 2005, lost 2006) and Sfaxien (won 2007 and 2008).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Carbon tax, desk thumping on agenda in upcoming Alberta legislature session

first_imgBesides eliminating the carbon tax on home heating and gasoline bills, he has said the UCP will reduce the minimum wage for youth, change rules for overtime and holiday pay and restore mandatory secret ballots for union certification votes.Corporate income tax is to be cut to eight per cent from 12 per cent by 2022.Government house leader Jason Nixon said the plan is to introduce and pass between 10 and 12 bills in the sitting. It’s to run until the end of June, but could go into July if the NDP decides to delay passage of any bills.“The Opposition is welcome to filibuster all they want … the legislative session will be primarily around platform promises and we’re not going to bend on that,” Nixon said last week.Advertisement EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s government heads to the legislature this week to make noise with an ambitious legislative agenda while trying to keep a hush on daily affairs.Kenney has promised what he calls a “spring of renewal” in the first sitting since his United Conservatives beat Rachel Notley’s NDP in the April 16 election.He and his 62 fellow UCP caucus members are to be sworn in as legislature members Tuesday, followed by a throne speech Wednesday and introduction of a bill that would abolish the provincial carbon tax by May 30.- Advertisement -The UCP won a majority on a platform to galvanize Alberta’s oil- and gas-based economy with cuts to taxes, rules and regulations.Kenney has appointed a panel to come up with ways to reduce spending in the budget this fall. The Opposition is warning Albertans to brace for big cuts to health and education.The spring of renewal could also be called the season of repeal as Kenney has promised to roll back signature pieces of legislation enacted by the NDP.Advertisement A filibuster, delaying legislation through endless speeches and other procedural motions, may well be in the cards.Notley is staying on as official Opposition leader and her 24-member caucus has many former cabinet ministers who know their way around debate.Notley has said the NDP recognizes the UCP won a mandate to kill the carbon tax, but the bill on labour issues is another matter.“Should it … do something like roll back youth wages and roll back the minimum wage, should it be something that guts overtime for working people, should it be something that goes directly at unions with respect to their free speech, then, yeah, we’ll dig in,” said Notley.Her government raised the minimum wage by one-third to $15 an hour, which some employers say is crippling business. Kenney has proposed reducing the wage to $13 an hour for those 17 and under.Advertisement Another debate may be a noisy one on keeping quiet in the house.Kenney is expected to move to ban the tradition of legislature members banging on their desks to show their approval.Kenney, a former federal MP and cabinet minister, has said desk-thumping, cross-aisle heckling and shouting are unseemly and undignified.Nixon confirmed change is coming.“I suspect you’ll see a standing order that changes desk-thumping not to be allowed in the house,” he said.Advertisement Notley said the silence edict is a House of Commons affectation that doesn’t respect the legislature’s traditions or the nature of vigorous debate.“In Alberta, we have pounded on the desks as long as I remember and I see no need to transport Ottawa traditions into our legislature,” she said.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer blow? Wolfsburg enter race to sign Bayern Munich flyer

first_imgLiverpool face competition from Wolfsburg in the battle to sign Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri next month.The Bayern Munich forward is expected to be allowed to leave the Germans giants when the transfer window reopens, having found first team opportunities hard to come by in Bavaria.The 23-year-old was linked with an Anfield switch in the summer following an impressive World Cup campaign, and remains high on Brendan Rodgers’ January wish list.Liverpool might have to offer a quick outright deal in order to seal the transfer, though, with Bayern’s rival German club Wolfsburg also keen.It is understood Die Wolfe will look to table a loan deal with a view to a permanent move, which could give the Reds the edge in the chase, with Bayern looking to recoup as much of the €12m they paid Basel for Shaqiri’s services back in 2012. Bayern Munich forward Xherdan Shaqiri 1last_img read more

Hazard must decide over new contract: Sarri

first_imgHowever, Sarri said Chelsea’s offer was on the table and now the ball lay in Hazard’s court.Hazard, who joined Chelsea for £32 million from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2012, has spoken often about the dilemma he faces in re-signing for the Blues or taking his chances at Real.“The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not,” said Sarri.“I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.”The risk Chelsea run is if no contract extension is agreed by next summer, Hazard may be sold or else the club would risk losing him for nothing at the end of the 2019-20 season.“I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.”Spanish international Cesar Azpilicueta, one of the longest-serving players at Chelsea, signed a new four-year contract on Tuesday.But apart from Hazard, Sarri also risks losing veterans David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas.Their contracts are up at the end of the campaign and they are locked in a standoff over the length of the new deals being offered.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea are hoping Belgian star Eden Hazard will sign an extension to his present contract © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 5 – Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 (Sh45.9mn) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said.The 27-year-old — whose present deal runs till June 2020 — was linked with a move to Real Madrid after a stunning World Cup in which he inspired Belgium to their best ever finish of third.last_img read more

Middlesbrough ‘devastated’ by relegation, says dejected boss Steve Agnew

first_imgDespondent Middlesbrough head coach Steve Agnew revealed the team’s dressing room was “devastated” after the 3-0 defeat at Chelsea confirmed their relegation.Boro, who needed an unlikely win against the champions-elect to have any hope of avoiding the drop, were outplayed on Monday night and suffered a record-equalling fourth demotion from the Premier League.After losing to goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic, Agnew explained: ”Everybody’s devastated.“We’ve worked so hard for a number of years to get back into the Premier League and we know how tough the Premier League is.”We’ve pulled up short. I’ve left a very silent dressing room. Everybody, staff and players, are absolutely gutted.”The bottom line is we haven’t won enough games and haven’t scored enough goals.”It’s a Premier League football club in terms of everything about it. The supporters, the stadium, the training ground, the infrastructure is all there.”Boro have a home match against Southampton on Saturday, before finishing the campaign at Liverpool on May 21 – and Agnew wants the team to finish a disappointing campaign with a flourish. He added: ”The most important thing is we finish the season strong, we make sure we gain more points and then everything moving forward will be towards getting members of the football club back into the Premier League as soon as possible.””The task now is to put a performance on for the supporters on Saturday.”Agnew declined to comment on a minor nudge in rush-hour traffic which contributed to the delayed arrival of the Boro bus.He added: “Tonight has been very, very emotional and disappointing for everybody and the last thing in my mind was whether there’s been any contact on the bus on the way to Stamford Bridge.”The disappointment is losing the game.” 1 Boro boss Steve Agnew last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA NotesJim McGuinnessWell, we can’t say it was unexpected but it still comes as bit of a shock. The announcement by Jim McGuinness that he is resigning as County manager will leave a huge void to be filled by whoever succeeds him. Everyone at the club wishes Jim well with his future plans and thanks him sincerely for all he has done for the game in the county over the past few years. We will always remember the good times he gave us and for making Donegal a power in Gaelic football in the country.Senior FootballWell done to Buncrana who beat Carndonagh 1-6 to 0-8 in the Intermediate Championship in the Scarvey on Saturday. This puts us in second place in the table equal on points with table-toppers Naomh Columba. Senior LadiesBuncrana Ladies had a great win on Sunday away to Dungloe, winning 7-7 to 1-3, which sets up a top of the table league decider next Sunday in the Scarvey against Cloghaneely. If the Ladies win this then they’ll be promoted to the Intermediates next season. All support welcome for what could be an historic day for this team who’re only playing a few years now.Training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome! Buncrana Minor’s took on Convoy in the Championship on Friday night in the Scarvey and came away with a good win.BraceletsDue to the large demand for County/Club GAA bracelets we now have more in stock. The people who ordered them can now collect them from Elizabeth-Anne on 0860604075. You are not obliged to buy them but please show your support for our county players. They are our champions especially our Clubmen Darrach , John , Caolan , Paul , Sean, Ronan and David.Under Age Reports The Under 13 County Draw was held and Buncrana’s quarter final is on Saturday, 11th October, at 4.30. We’re up against Killybegs in Naomh Colmcille, Newtowncunningham. All players should be at training on Monday 6th at 7pm to get details.Scór na nÓg – CLG Dhún na nGallThe dates and venues for the three semi finals and the county final of Scór na nÓg have been announced.Saturday 8th November 2014 – Gleann FhinneFriday 14th November 2014 – Inis Eoghain – Venue in Inis Eoghain to be confirmedSaturday 15th November 2014 – Baile na nGalloglachCounty final – Friday 21st November 2014 – Na Ceithre Máistrí in the St John Bosco Centre, Donegal Town.Under Age TrainingU6/U8 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday ScarveyUnder 16 Girls will train on Tuesday’s 6–7pm at the ScarveyGirls under 12, 13 and 14 girls are training on Monday from 7pm -8pm.Halloween DanceThe club is hosting a Halloween Ceili and Old Time Dance in the Plaza, Buncrana, Sunday 26th October. Music by Martin Duggan from 9pm-12am then the ever-popular David Craig Band from 12am till late. Tickets are €10 each and can be bought from any committee member. This will be our main fundraiser for the year and all proceeds go to our Underage Development Fund so please support if you can.Suicide PreventionSuicide Prevention is everyone’s business. The HSE, in partnership with Donegal GAA and other organisations is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Donegal, working with the National Office for Suicide Prevention.We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in the plan. You can print off and complete the questionnaire from our FB page or answer the questions online at Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaa, or visit our website NEWS: BUNCRANA DEFEAT LOCAL RIVALS CARNDONAGH was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has shaken and stirred her way to becoming one of the world’s best cocktail makers.Champion cocktail maker Deirdre Byrne.Deirdre Byrne, 27, has just scooped a gold medal at the World Cocktail competition in Prague.The Teelin woman was the first ever lady to represent the Bartenders Association of Ireland at the finals. Deirdre, who works as a supervisor at the Exchange Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at the Westin Hotel in Dublin, won with her unique cocktail ‘Angel Fruit.’Deirdre is a daughter of Joe and Martina Byrne and is the first Irish person to take home a gold medal from the prestigious bar awards for Ireland since 1982.Deirdre’s mum Martina said she was delighted that all her daughter’s hard work had paid off.“Deirdre loves working in The Exchange and all the staff there have been very supportive. “They are very proud of her and so are we and she did Ireland proud,” she said.Speaking after the competition, Declan Byrne, President of the Bartenders Association of Ireland commented: “Deirdre has set a new high standard for all bartenders to achieve. She was an excellent ambassador for Ireland and our hospitality industry on the world stage in Prague. The BAI are so proud of her and wish her many years of success for the future.The following is Deirdre’s cocktail ‘Angel Fruit’ for any of those who feel like giving it a go!4 cl Bombay Sapphire Gin
1.5 cl Villa Massa Limoncello
1.5 cl Martini Bianco
3 cl Finest Call Raspberry Puree
4 cl Caraibos Pure Fruit Juice Apple
1.5 cl Lemon Juice, Fresh

Shake & Strain / Glass : Libbey Hobstar DOF no. 2651VCP35
Decoration: Apple, lime, Raspberry & Butternut Squash  SHAKEN AND STIRRED! DONEGAL WOMAN WINS GOLD AT WORLD COCKTAIL COMPETITION was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cocktail championshipsDeidre ByrnedonegalteelinWestin Hotellast_img read more

Ontario scratches out win over Jurupa Valley

first_img Ontario’s William almost scored right back when he tripped after breaking free on the kickoff return, then fumbled a few plays later on the Jurupa 2-yard line for a turnover. However, after Ontario’s defense stopped Jurupa, William redeemed himself with a 4-yard touchdown run with 2:07 left in the game that put Ontario up for good 15-13. Ontario head coach Nick Baiz said “turnovers hurt us” and praised Jurupa’s effort, saying, “They battled. They were a scrappy team.” Jurupa started to come back in the second quarter, relying heavily on Junior quarterback Jesus Rubio in the air and on the ground. He capped a long drive on a 7-yard touchdown run with 5:07 left in the second. But the extra point was blocked and the score was 9-6 Ontario at the half. Both teams struggled offensively in the second half until Jurupa finally scored on a 2-yard run by Rubio with 11:55 left in the fourth quarter. Rory Payne added the extra point and Jurupa took a 13-9 lead. ONTARIO – It was the battle of the Jaguars friday night when the Ontario Jaguars narrowly defeated the Jurupa Valley Jaguars 15-13 at Colony High School. Ontario dominated the first quarter, going to the air early. Senior receiver Raschard William caught a 59-yard pass from sophmore quarterback Robert Garcia to put Ontario up 6-0. After a failed extra point (only one extra point was converted by either team in the game) Ontario got the ball back quickly and marched down to the 3-yard line, but had to settle for a field goal. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA young Co Donegal actor has landed a part in a major Hollywood film.Actor Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson, a twelve year old from Moville, has been cast in earthquake action film ‘San Andreas’.The young actor will star opposite Dwayne Johnson (‘Fast and Furious 6’), Carla Gugino (‘Night at the Museum’) and Alexandra Daddario (‘Percy Jackson’) in the feature from New Line Cinema. The plot involves a massive earthquake in California, after which a rescue-shopper pilot journeys across the state to rescue his daughter.Parkinson plays Ollie, a ten year old who must flee for his life when the earthquake hits.The young Donegal actor is best-known for playing the character Rickon Stark in HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones’.He has starred in all three seasons of the show and will return in the fourth, the first episode of which will premiere at the Belfast Film Festival. The young Irish actor previously starred in ‘Red Mist’ (called ‘Freakdog’ in some territories) and Irish horror film ‘Dark Touch’ with Padraic Delaney (‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’) and Richard Dormer (‘GOT’, ‘Good Vibrations’).He will also star in the upcoming ‘Dracula Untold’, helmed by Irish director Gary Shore and produced with Universal, Legendary Pictures and Michael de Luca Productions. He will play the son of Luke Evans’ character in the feature.‘San Andreas’ will be directed by Brad Peyton (‘Journey 2’) with a screenplay by Allan Loeb, Carlton Cuse, Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes.The film will be shot in Australia. YOUNG DONEGAL ACTOR LANDS PART IN MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FILM was last modified: March 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Art ParkinsonfilmSan Andreaslast_img read more


first_imgAbove is a selection of photos from our classic car and tractor show at the weekend.With 70 cars, over a dozen tractors and a selection of steam engines turning out, it was a fabulous day. Which has triggered management at Kelly’s Centra to make it an annual event.They raised a fantastic €1,604.00 for the Donegal Hospice.Michael mcBride was on hand to help oversee proceedings on the day.Kelly’s Centra want to thank all out staff who volunteered on the day with a BIG UP for Tony Russell who helped organise this successful event on TR taxis. PICTURE SPECIAL: KELLY’S CENTRA CLASSIC CAR AND TRACTOR SHOW RAISES MONEY FOR DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsNoticespicture speciallast_img read more